How to Monetize your Blog

How to Monetize

We have to admit, developing a blog and gaining a readership takes a lot of time and effort. Dedication is a must, but for most bloggers dedication needs to be justified with a stable flow of money. So we went ahead and compiled a few pointers that will help you get paid for doing what you love, Blogging.

1] Google Adsense: This is the most popular and widely used way to earn money through your blog/website. If you come across ads on various websites, the chances are that those ads are being placed there by the Google Adsense system. So how do you get ads served by Google Adsense on your website?

You would first need to sign up with Google Adsense and submit your application to be accepted in the Adsense program. After submission your website will be reviewed by the team and only if you make the cut will you be able to use Google ads. Getting accepted into the program is really tough as your website not only needs to be good but also needs to meet the conditions set by Google. Don’t’ worry as we are going to share some guidelines to help you clear your Google Adsense application pretty soon. Once you’re in you will start earning if someone clicks these ads.

2] Selling Ad Space: If you don’t want to monetize your blog/ website using Google’s Adsense then you can try selling your Ad space directly to potential buyers. Think of this as you own the property but you are renting it out to others to use it for a price. The price is generally what you decide and can vary depending upon the popularity of your website and the location of the ad space on your website. Though this sounds easy, it’s not, finding buyers directly is super tough and primarily why most website owners prefer ad networks like Google and Yahoo.

3] Affiliate Program: Many websites out there will pay you a commission if you successfully encourage your visitors to buy their products. You can review the products, mention the features or basically just talk about discounts and get your visitors to buy a product by clicking the advertiser link on your website. If the purchase is successful then you can earn anything between 5% to 75% commission depending upon the product and the affiliate program. You can check out our very own Affiliate program where you can earn a good amount of money for placing our ads on your website.

4] Sell your own product: Over time, bloggers gain a high level of trust and loyalty from their readers. This makes your blog/website a perfect destination for selling products. It could be anything like an e-book or software or even tutorials that you could sell to your visitors. Let’s say you like to click photographs and you have clicked some high resolution images. You can actually display it on your website and make it available to anyone at a price. You can also provide your photography services by marketing it through your own website.

These are just a few ways to get the money flowing in for all your hardwork on your blog/website. Once you spend more time and garner more experience you will better understand what works best for your website. The only mantra that we can give you is, keep trying and never give up. You will reap the benefits in the near future. All the best 🙂

Do drop in a comment if you have any questions related to monetizing your blog/website.

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21 Responses to How to Monetize your Blog

  1. Bhawani Garg May 27, 2014 at 12:56 AM #

    i use adsense ..i feel its the best option 🙂

  2. Veda Bashishtha May 27, 2014 at 11:49 AM #

    I would say Adspace and Affiliate market are better options.

  3. Gita May 27, 2014 at 12:11 PM #

    I use Google Adsense at this moment and would like to sell my own Ad Space, but it is not an easy task.

  4. Dasagani Ramesh Goud May 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM #

    Making blog for http://www.bigrock.in affiliate program.. …

  5. saleem khan May 27, 2014 at 3:20 PM #

    yup i also usiing adsense and its best among all but hard to manage it they are very stick with their rules.

  6. Keithp May 27, 2014 at 5:55 PM #

    They sure are really strict about their rules. It is a good thing as the bad guys wont get away with easy money.

  7. Keithp May 27, 2014 at 5:56 PM #

    True that 🙁

  8. Keithp May 27, 2014 at 5:56 PM #

    Thanks for your opinion 🙂

  9. ManipalBlog May 28, 2014 at 12:18 PM #

    We use most of these on our website. With Google Adsense relaxing their Terms and allowing other contextual ads, Chitika, Yahoo+Bing and Amazon too are now preferred by us for monetizing.

    There are many others such as Infolinks and Kontera that can be tried.

  10. Bhawani Garg June 2, 2014 at 10:56 PM #

    Bigrock.. waiting for your next article .. 😀

  11. Keithp June 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM #

    Thanks for sharing so many other options

  12. Keithp June 3, 2014 at 1:02 PM #

    That’s great !! all the best

  13. Teachmatters June 18, 2014 at 6:44 PM #

    We are using Google Adsense and Infolinks apart from other affiliates like Amazon, Flipkart and BigRock.

  14. Balaji June 19, 2014 at 11:07 AM #

    m,nice post i tried adsense but my application was rejected,still i am trying for it 😉

  15. Ashwin Nambiar June 19, 2014 at 12:24 PM #

    Adsense & Affiliates are better options compared to others. Though affiliates would earn you more if you have a good number of visitors. So according to me, Google Adsense make more sense for any kind of blogs with any number of stats. 🙂

  16. Keithp June 19, 2014 at 12:28 PM #

    Keep trying and one day you will make it. Might just write an article for best practices before applying for an Adsense application. Watch out for it.

  17. Keithp June 19, 2014 at 12:32 PM #

    Very well explained there Ashwin 🙂 Thank you for sharing your view

  18. Evan Derek June 20, 2014 at 4:33 PM #

    Not blogging now though, although in the initial years i did feel adsense works better than anything else, but getting your adsense account approved 10years ago and today is’nt the same cup of tea,

    Well still adsense , and that product stuff is best 🙂

  19. Sarang June 26, 2014 at 6:36 PM #

    How to get an approval from Google Adsense? Any guidance or tips on the same.

  20. Keithp June 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM #

    We will be writing a blog post soon on this topic. Keep a close watch on our blog. 🙂

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